I don't seem to have anything left over for craftiness right now. I spent the weekend catching up on housy things I hadn't got done during the week.
The kids have a much better work/life balance :)
They spent all of Sunday destroying a tree in the garden and building a very nice den - with the help of one of Monster's football buddies.....
Minx has found time to craft.
While her brother was at football training last night she asked to use my sewing machine. Of course, since my big sort out I only have my best fabrics downstairs!! Thank goodness I'd kept a little box of scraps to hand!
She made this cat and his/her blanket with minimal maternal assistance :)
I did whip up a quick stitched 'New Home' card once she'd finished but totally forgot to photograph it.......and I made a needle-felted chicken....eyes pending so no photograph yet!
Tonight has been thrilling - an hour and a half in Tesco filling our empty cupboards. I know you'll all start nagging me to do my grocery shopping online but I just can't - I am a total control freak when it comes to food shopping! I like to take my time and see what's new or on offer or interesting or not bruised or out of date......
Tomorrow I'm working from home, getting myself organised and trying to get my diary filled with school visits.
I may have company as Sausage Monster, who has been relatively healthy all winter, is coming down with a nasty cough/cold......in week two of his poor harrassed mother going back to work!!!!
Before I take my leave to a) read all of your lovely blogs, or b) fall asleep on the sofa, I want to thank you for all your fab and very helpful chicky comments - I've followed up all of your links and have found out sooooo much about chicken mothering and all of it is good!!!
Even after a couple of sleeps Moogsdad still thinks that 'his idea' of keeping a few chickens is a good one! He does, however, work at his own pace and likes to do everything 'properly' (Virgo!!) so I don't imagine the ladies will be here this week!!!
In the meantime, we may be going to visit his friend's chickens on Saturday.........we sure know how to have fun in this house :)
Sorry if I'm
(One reason I'm having this gum problem is because I'm a 'mouth breather' and I do, apparently, have 'incompetent lips' - I got this ego boosting bit of info from one of the dental consultants this afternoon......is it any wonder I'm not a bundle of laffs tonight?!!!!)
*dental prodding - due to an ongoing gum problem I'm having treatment that involves having my 'pocket depths' measured - or to put it another way, having a sharp implement pushed down into my gum, all around each and every tooth, to see just how far it will go!
xxxxxx (incompetent kisses!!)